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About Noise Action Week
Noise Action Week (NAW) gives everyone involved in managing noise problems the opportunity to focus public and media attention on the difficulties excessive noise can cause for us all - at home, at work, at study and at leisure. Last year hundreds of organisations across the UK co-ordinated activity at local level and many local authorities, housing and other community services worked in partnership to promote initiatives across the country.
This year Noise Action Week is set to highlight street sounds as we are working in partnership with Walk to School, who are encouraging local travel co-ordinators to get kids out on the street as "Sound Detectives" during the week, sussing out sounds on their way to school. Last year 2 million children took part in Walk to School - so this is a great opportunity to engage local travel plan co-ordinators and encourage them to work in partnership with noise management and health promotion professionals in raising awareness of noise.
For larger noisy cities, noise action plans (required by the Environmental Noise Directive) are due to be drawn up in consultation with the public (by July 2008!), to help quieten our streets - so our partnership with Walk to School (www.walktoschool.org.uk) is a great opportunity to involve pupils and parents. See our activity ideas for schools.
Regulations are also now in force to help local authorities tackle night time noise from licensed premises in England and Wales, so this year's Noise Action Week provides plenty of opportunities for raising awareness of noise problems.
See our Events section for inspiration from previous participants and downloadable resources. We keep NAW contacts updated on any new materials. To support NAW, Environmental Protection UK will be repeating our MORI survey gauging attitudes to noise, which last year found around a million people moved because of noisy neighbours.
To get involved or keep up to date with developments
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